Black Lives Matter in Louisville, KY, has shown they're interested in power, including threatening small, minority-owned businesses with a list of demands. However, an American of Cuban descent who is a business owner has pushed back, and, of course, he has been confronted by the BLM mob.
BLM is using a Saul Alinsky tactic to intimidate businesses, large and small, into following their social-political-economic agenda or be accused of being racist. Adverse publicity, with the help of the Mainstream Media, is their first-line weapon. Violence and damage are their back-ups.
The madness to erase American history has come to San Antonio. On Wednesday, June 17, San Antonio D-1 Councilman Roberto Trevino proposed renaming of Columbus Park and removing of the Christopher Columbus statue.
With the support of Antonio Diaz with the Texas Indigenous Council, Trevino wants to rewrite another piece of American and Texas history in San Antonio. He already is leading the City’s “Re-Imagine the Alamo” project, which many fear minimizes the “1836 Battle of the Alamo.”
The Alamo Cenotaph was vandalized with racist graffiti, probably on Friday, 5/29, in the early morning. The comments include "white supremacy" and "profits over people," with arrows pointing down. These are typical leftist slogans repeated by mindless snowflakes who have been influenced by liberal college professors.
The idea that the Alamo and the Cenotaph are symbols of white supremacy and Anglo-American imperialism has been an undercurrent in the entire remaking (Re-Imagine the Alamo) of the site. Leftist/liberal planners, who are not even Texans, have colluded with left-wing/liberal politicians to rewrite the history of the Alamo, and change its symbolism.
On Monday, June 15, a rioter/vandal was shot in New Mexico in a confrontation provoked by the leftists that wanted to remove a statue of a historical figure, a Spanish explorer. The incident is full of irony, which the liberal mainstream media and the Democrat politicians of New Mexico are ignoring.
The statue of 16th-century Spanish conquistador Juan de Oñate stands outside a museum in Old Town Albuquerque, and it was targeted by leftists who view him as white, European imperialist who conquered native people. However, local Americans of Hispanic descent see Onate as colonizer and historical figure.
The death of the black man in Minneapolis while in the custody of the police is tragic and disturbing. However, the resulting comments and actions about police officers and race relations are also distressing.
If we're going to talk about police brutality and racism, I want to talk about the anti-social behavior and the breakdown of the family in minority communities. I want to discuss teen pregnancy, abortions absentee fathers, and the collapse of the traditional family in minority communities.
I want to talk about black-on-black shootings, the "gangsta" culture among young minority people, and the attitude among some Hispanics that the border doesn't exist. I want to discuss the lack of appreciation for academic achievement and scholarship, but the sense of entitlement based on perceived victimization, including affirmative action.
Finally, let's talk about the culture of poverty and the lack of respect for traditional American values. Let's talk about the anger and disrespect toward America preached by some black and Hispanic community leaders.
It's sad how some people have assumed that I am defending the accused police officers in Minneapolis. Instead, I'm condemning the rioting and supporting police officers in general, because all minorities are not "thugs" and all police officers are not racist.
The reactions to my comments show how emotional the issue of police-community relations has become, thanks to Obama and other race-baiting liberals and leftists. As I have mentioned many times, I was born in public housing, raised in a Spanish-language dominant home in a working-class community, and I never had problems with the police or the Border Patrol.
Let's have an honest discussion about race, ethnicity, and even illegal immigration without the assumption of white-male privilege, American imperialism, and racism. Let's talk about people's behavior and values.